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Music Therapy, Smile Concerts, Respite Days and More!

Our Mission of Smiles, History and Impact!

 Donate, Volunteer and Upcoming Events!

Purchase a Heart for $2.50 for

“Wear Your Heart on Your Sleeve MONTH”

February 2023

Choose a day to wear your heart...ALL Month Long!

 

   Our Wear Your Heart on Your Sleeve month is a time when you can create BIG smiles by wearing the KEYS heart on your sleeve in support of kids battling cancer and kids who have been impacted by cancer!

Each sticker is just $2.50 and has room for you to write in the name of a friend or loved one that you want to honor!

 

*** Be sure to take a photo of you or your group wearing your hearts together and email it to info@thekeysprogram.org so we can share it with our KEYS families near and far! Their hearts will be so full knowing YOU are thinking of them!***

 

Net proceeds enable us to deliver music, hope and smiles to kids impacted by cancer all year long and all at no cost to the families we serve! ♥

 

After all… it’s all about the smiles!

 A Look Back at
Wear Your Heart
on Your Sleeve 2022!

BIG thank you to all who wore their hearts on their sleeves for our KEYS kids and those loved ones who have battled cancer!

Hearts were worn in New York...Florida...Colorado...New Hampshire...Virginia...Texas...Kentucky...Pennsylvania... NorthCarolina...California...Illinois...Indiana...New Jersey...Massachusetts...Denmark!

Now that's a lot of hearts...and a lot of smiles...

1,088 hearts and smiles in all!

After all...it's all about the smiles!

Smile Concert Series!

Tune-in to the KEYS Program facebook page each Monday night during the school year session (Sept to June) at 7pm to enjoy a LIVE concert by our amazing line up of featured artists from across the country! 

 

Each concert celebrates and honors one of our KEYS kids and their family!

Don't worry if you miss it! All of the concerts are saved on our KEYS Kids Network page for pediatric cancer patients, their families and the community to enjoy all year long!

The BEST part? 

We can share smiles with our KEYS kids whether they are tuning-in from home, while in treatment

or the hospital!

Now that makes us smile!

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Recent Concert
KEYS Kids Request Night featuring Mike Estabrook!

"Backstage" Meet 'n Greet for the KEYS Kids!

Before each concert, we host a private Meet 'n Greet via zoom for the KEYS kids and their families who we are celebrating! 

The kids LOVE meeting the artists who are performing for them...and the artists LOVE meeting the kiddos too!

It makes the Smile Concert even more special. magical and smile-filled for everyone!

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Our Mission of Smiles!

The KEYS Program is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that delivers music, hope and smiles to children impacted by cancer and serious illnesses through the power of music and joy of motorsports!

Since 1993, KEYS has been improving the quality of life of children facing incredible health challenges, through our award-winning music therapy, family concert nights, and family respite day driving experiences, creating memorable moments... and smiles.... for the whole family!  And all at no cost to the families we serve. 

We invite you behind the scenes with this short video of our music therapist Amanda sharing music therapy with 3 year old KEYS kiddo, Kian and his mom, just a few weeks before he passed away from cancer.

Our wish is for a cure, but in the meantime, we are on a mission to bring love, light, joy and smiles to children and families like Kian's!

We invite you to join us in creating smiles like these!

Check our the info here on our website or contact us at 315-363-6446 or info@thekeysprogram.org.

After all, it's all about the smiles!

Smile Experience creates BIG Smiles in the Fall of 2022!

We dusted off our USAC Quarter Midget race cars  for a fun-filled summer of family and racing fun for our KEYS families this summer!

Our KEYS kids and their families got a break from their treatments, worries and fears for a day of racing fun and excitement!

Stay tuned for the 2023 schedule!

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 It was GREAT BIG Smiles for Lainey and Lexi at Their Very Own Backyard Concert in July!
 

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We were SO excited to kick off our Hope's Smile Backyard Concert Series with "Smiles for Lainey and Lexi" in July!

Created in memory of 2013 KEYS Kids Ambassador, Hope Inslee, we provide free backyard concerts for KEYS kids who may be in treatment or have a compromised immunity where they can't attend events like other kiddos. We bring the music, and Hope's smile, to them!

We hosted a this special backyard  concert KEYS kiddo Lainey and her sister Lexi and her family and friends in her front yard.   "Two Friends"had everyone up and dancing to some of Lainey's favorite songs and Ebeezer's Cafe in Sherrill provided free ice cream for everyone!
 

BIG thanks to the Triad Foundation, The Tony Stewart Foundation, Quinn's Superbowl Party friends, CNY Arts Decentralization Fund, Ebeneezer's, Sherrill Merchants Association, our awesome volunteers, the amazing Two Friends for performing and everyone who donates to KEYS throughout the year so we can create beautiful smiles like these! You rock!